China wins historical Silver in men’s 4×100-meter relay world championships
Jamaica Wins 4×100 Final IAAF World Champs 2015
The United States has been disqualified from the men’s 4×100-meter relay.
The Americans finished second in the race behind Jamaica on Saturday at the world championships, but the team was stripped of their place because the last exchange was out of the zone.
Instead of the Americans taking silver, China was moved up to second and Canada took bronze.
Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the world championships, anchoring Jamaica’s 4×100-meter relay team to victory to match his haul at the Bird’s Nest in the 2008 Olympics.
Bolt won the 100- and 200-meter finals, beating Justin Gatlin in both sprints, and added the relay victory on Saturday to successfully defend all three world titles he won in Moscow in 2013.
Jamaica won in 37.36 seconds, with a United States team containing Gatlin taking silver in 37.77 and China getting an unexpected bronze in 38.01.
The Jamaicans completed a sweep of the sprint relays with the women, anchored by 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, also winning.